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that you have the aca, that you can have this discussion in a way that was much harder to have before. it is really a way of saying for those who are able to continue working, can we begin to reorient the expectation for the next generation which is what we're talking about, recognizing that for people who are in that pre, now premedicare age, they will no longer have to postpone taking care of health care because they, in fact, have an option. so it is why this discussion takes on a whole different tone as a result of the affordable care act having been passed. >> i mean, i would say we have options, but we don't know if they're affordable options, and that's really the big difference. >> al milliken, am media. what can we learn from other countries? i'm wondering if any of you have studied the health benefit programs elsewhere, and do any have comparable insurance programs, and what has been the experience in other nations? >> most of them are struggling mightily with the promises they are made which encourage people to e retire even earlier tan they do in the united states -- than
of instructive closure. i was with him in aca aca laska- he gave one of the most amazing tributes i had ever heard. i made him promise that he would teach me how to speak like that. [laughter] he said, what do you mean, chaplain? i said i want your eloquence of diction, i want your brilliance of metaphor, i want your poetry of imagination, and he smiled and dis missed my request. i had the opportunity of reminding him at walter reid that he still had unfinished work to do with me, please. i still need your help. i was blessed to be able to hold his hand. i was blessed to be able to recite the scriptures, and the last passage that i recited before he transitioned from time in to eternity, is the passage with words that have been whispered by more people in trouble, spoken in more hospital rooms, uttered by more dying lips, and than perhaps any other words in scripture. the 23rd osama bin laden. i-- psalm was standing bind you. the lord is my shepard, i shall not want. he makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul. he leads me in the path of right
recovery. in terms of health care costs related to the aca, while most business leaders that we have spoken to have said is they understand we needed to do something. small-business owners are impacted disproportionately by rising health-care costs. the current health care plans work for them less well than they do for larger companies because they don't have buying power. if you look at some of the reforms, you see a number of efforts to try to reduce costs for small businesses to, like creating exchanges, for example. small in 2011, small businesses paid 25% more for insurance than large companies. the exchange is meant to help small business. you are right. with the new regulations set to take effect in a couple of years, it is another reason to be careful and protect small businesses from tax increases. what the obama people will tell you is that they have cut taxes for small business 17 times and 90% of the small businesses in america would not be effected by higher individual taxes. host: here is "the miami herald" this morning. pennsylvania. independent caller. caller: he said it ear
at the internet and say do we have to draw lines here? have we gone too far? i personally think my position on a.c.a. is a good position and protecting the people's right to know is a high priority. >> what have you decided to do with all your papers and years in congress? >> that is an important question. i'm pleased to say that my alma mater at ucla is taking some interest. hopefully, some of that work will be of value to researchers sometime out there. >> you have expressed optimism and interest of what your future might hold but it has to be difficult leaving this institution after so many years. this has been most of your adult life, your way of life. how are you using these last few weeks here, still as a voting member of congress? is the experience -- does it feel different saying this might be the last time i will do this? >> i was looking at my cad and wondering how many more votes i have left. if i thought this was the end of impacting public affairs i would be very nostalgic. we're looking at it as another chapter in life -- the book of life that we look forward to. >> do you plan to make
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